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We here at cineAWESOME! are a bunch of romantics. We are lovers, not fighters. Even when we’ve gotten into brawls with random hooligans, we put our arms around their beaten shoulders and took them to the neighborhood pub to buy them a pint of our favorite stout. So when I saw this video of a man proposing to a woman, I cried my little eyes out because that’s truly the manliest thing to do.
It’s going to spread like wildfire, so I wanted to get the ball rolling and all your eyes nice and watery. From tears of joy. Or tears of sadness if you’re lonely, living in your parent’s basement, playing World of Warcraft all day, wishing the elf of your dreams would return your calls.
A huge congratulations to Isaac and Amy.
Remember O Goddess is the first time a backer from a Kickstarter campaign has actively approached cineAWESOME! about writing about a project. Not to say director Yoon Jung Lee hasn’t talked to me rather convincingly about her plans to turn the wonderful 25 minute short film I’ve embedded above into a feature film, but the level of passion and dedication that I see in the backers surrounding this project make this one to watch as they count down the last 5 days of their campaign. I regret not blogging about this film directly sooner, but the last month I have been finishing my graduate school thesis and was fairly sick for a week somewhere in there. So let me atone o goddess for my transgression and lay out why I think that this is an interesting campaign and one that has a potential impact on the Korean independent market. Continue Reading…
Ugh. The first film in this series and I want to throw the idea in the garbage and make sure to never go back. But a promise is a promise, and I can’t help but stick to what I said I was going to do. Even if it wasn’t a week after I had said (it’s actually been almost a month to the day), I decided to sit down and finally relive those moments watching Deuce Bigalow all over again for the first time in over a decade. And I felt even dirtier this time around than the first time.
Welcome one and all. I’ve been absent from the writing side of things on the website due to a whole lot of reasons, none of which are that interesting. But brainstorming away, as I always do, I’ve been coming up with some grand ideas for the site to move it forward and differentiate it from other news centric sites. Not that there’s anything wrong with that all, but that’s not what we planned from the start with cineAWESOME! Instead, I think of ways to torture myself for everyone’s amusement.
My Boys (Season 1, 2006)
When I first heard about My Boys on TBS, I didn’t really think twice about it. Don’t get me wrong – it seemed interesting…a girl with a bunch of male friends. But then my dad suggested I watch a couple episodes. So here I am, five years later just having watched the first season…and I want more.
I don’t know what happened…an unexpected surprise. Pretty blonde Chicago Cubs baseball beat writer Pj (Jordana Spiro) who stays surrounded by her brother Andy (Jim Gaffigan), her best girl friend Stephanie (Kellie Stewart), and her four best friends: Brendan (Reid Scott), Bobby (Kyle Howard), Mike (Jamie Kaler), and Kenny (Michael Bunin). Continue Reading…
Considering this is my first “TV TimeOut” article – the first of many, I hope, I decided it would only be fitting to start it off right. Thus, we begin with the 1999 pilot episode of The Sopranos. It only took me 10 plus years, but I have finally been exposed to my first episode of this critically acclaimed show.
Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) framed between the legs of a carved statue of a woman holding her hands above her head. Tony sits there, staring quizzically at this statue – almost as if he’s praying to a God he doesn’t know exists or not. And this is where our journey begins, between the legs of a cold, carved out woman in the waiting room of his new therapist (Lorraine Bracco).
As a kid, my least favorite Holiday was Valentine’s Day. I remember crafting those Valentines card collection boxes for your school desk and secretly sneaking through the classroom dropping Star Wars V-Day cards in various desks of unwelcoming girls. I Choo-Choo-Choose You! Bleck. Now, I’m married (never thought that would happen), and I love Valentine’s Day. And now I’ve got new found appreciation for Romance in Cinema. Films I once thought of as mushy dreck like French Kiss and It Could Happen To You hold new meaning. Also, I find Love in films where I never saw it before. Which is why my Top 7 might start off a little odd, before eventually turning a little more conventional.
Fashionably a few minutes late, American film director John Landis entered the tiny room at New York University with a Diet Coke in hand. Escorted by Film Criticism Professor and New York Times film critic Dave Kehr, and his British side-kick, Justin, Landis didn’t take long to make himself right at home. He quickly began cracking jokes with the students and even calling a couple of them “lying sacks of shit,” as he joked about the students’ homework assignment that may or may not have been completed before he arrived.
In town to help promote his new book Monsters in the Movies at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s cinématek series, “See You Next Wednesday: 8 Films by John Landis,” the Chicago-born, L.A.-raised native brings a Hollywood style swagger to the East Coast.